exceptional vs exceptionable : Common Errors in English

About exceptional vs exceptionable

If you take exception (object) to something, you find it“exceptionable.” The more common word is “exceptional,” applied tothings that are out of the ordinary, usually in a positive way: “theseare exceptional Buffalo wings.”

exceptional Meaning(s)

  • (s) far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
  • (s) surpassing what is common or usual or expected
  • (s) deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence

exceptionable Meaning(s)

  • (s) liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to

exceptional in News

  1. More humpback whales visit Washington state waters

    The video shows an exceptional wildlife sighting for a big city: A humpback whale surfaces just yards from Seattle's busy waterfront at twilight. The city's port cranes, Ferris wheel and car headlights glow in the background, and a ferry cruises by while the giant tail disappears back into the Puget Sound.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Seattle Times

  2. All News

    Graham Motion’s work with Animal Kingdom was exceptional because he defied so many precedents in the Derby. His European-style training regimen got Animal Kingdom ready to deliver a powerful effort.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Daily Racing Form

  3. InfoCOMM 2013 Features Exceptional 3D Glasses-Free 3D Digital Signage Solutions

    Exceptional 3D exhibits industry-leading auto-stereoscopic 3D digital signage at InfoCOMM in Orlando, FL, USA, on June 12 - 14. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/exceptional3d/infocomm2013/prweb10826121.htm
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

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